Slipknot are in talks with a prominent UK rapper for a forthcoming collaboration.
The rapper, Professor Green, said he struck a friendship with Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson while touring Australia.
"Collaborations come up naturally. I don't try to force anything," Green told The Sun. "We met Sid Wilson ... He told me he was a big fan. How mental is that? So we were talking and he's going to send some stuff over."
Professor Green shot to fame in the UK with his 2010 album "At Your Inconvinience". He has since been given credit for using his new fame to showcase hardcore underground UK rap.
It will not be the first time a UK rapper has collaborated with someone from the rock field. Brian May recently teamed up with Dappy for the single "Rock Star", and even covered the Queen song "We Will Rock You" for a BBC Radio live session - though, of course, the vocals weren't exactly Mercury-esque.
Meanwhile, a fan campaign to encourage Slipknot and Mushroomhead to tour together is gathering pace. The group currently has almost 23,000 fans supporting the idea, including Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor who apparently loves the idea.
Watch Professor Green in this clip:
Would you have any interest in a Slipknot rap collaboration, or should these genres avoid colliding? Let us know what you think in the comments.